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Folklore ensemble of Ogre culture house

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Singing on Songs hill, during festival Baltica, Sigulda, 13 July 1994

      Name: Artava
          meaning: mite
          recommended transcription in English: Artava
          approximate pronunciation in English: Artava
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (11 Kb)

      Created: 10 October 1991
      Location: Ogre, Vidzeme
      Leader: Marta Gavrilova
      Number of participants: 7, of them by age:
          from 45 to 64 years: 2
          older than 64 years: 5
      and by gender:
          males: 0
          females: 7
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
      Musical insruments: accordion, zither.

      Description: The folklore ensemble Artava was formed in the autumn of 1991. I worked in Ogre culture house as the seamstress, and I came to thought to assemble the singers around it. So on October 10 we met together for the first time. We sung, talked and decided not to break up. We, besides, were supported by management of the culture house.
    There was no problem with the repertoire - we had a great variety of calendar rites, household rites - all a human needs during his lifetime and on it's termination. And also we sing hits and songs for soul.
Our flag was created to festival Baltica-94. On it is displayed chest with dowry - balls of our songs, wound in current lifes. It is so complete that the balls rolls out.
    We give concerts frequently. We are participated in Baltica 1994 and 1997. We celebrate calendar holidays: Martinmas, Shrovetide, Christmas and others. We participate in holidays of the handicraftsmen in Ogre district and outside it.

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Holiday of handicraftsmen in Kalnaziedi museum, Aizkraukle, 15 June 1997

      Sound sample: Luste, luste jaunajiem (Merry, merry are the young) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (436 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (578 Kb)

          in Latvian: Marta Gavrilova, Jaunogres 37, Ogre, LV-5001, Latvija
          in English: Marta Gavrilova, Jaunogres 37, Ogre, LV-5001, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 50-47091

      Date of presenting the information: 20 August 1998

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